During her Jubilee festivities, Queen Elizabeth may face backlash if she chooses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle above working royals, according to a royal expert.
A royal analyst, Camilla Tominey, has warned the 96-year-old about Prince Harry and Meghan’s upcoming visit to the UK, stating, “They can’t have a sideshow.”
The Queen cannot have a “Harry and Meghan sideshow” for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, according to the expert, since it would cause animosity among other Royal Family members.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to the expert, should not take away the spotlight from the family’s working members, such as Princess Anne, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
“You can include the Sussexes, but you don’t want a Harry and Meghan side show when the main event has to be HMQ the Queen,” she told The Telegraph. “Equally, there will be other members of the Royal Family who are still doing the daily grind who will resent being overshadowed by Harry and Meghan even if they don’t admit it.”
“You’re not going to want to have the likes of Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, for example, who day in and day out plant trees, unveil plaques, and attend the openings of royal envelopes only to have the media completely focus on Harry and Meghan, who aren’t playing a role at all in the royal family,” Camilla continued.
The royal expert’s remarks come ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will take place from June 2 to 5, and which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed their “excitement and honour” to attend.